2018 “Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival

The 18th Franciszek Wybrańczyk “Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival is taking place from 16–23 June 2018 in Warsaw. This year, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra will present four extraordinary concerts of symphonic music, intentionally arranged to showcase different dimensions of classical music.

The Festival begins and concludes in the newly-built Concert Pavilion in the Praga-Południe district of Warsaw. The other two concerts take place in the Służew district, at the Dominican church and in Defilad Square. A star-studded cast of soloists and conductors joins Sinfonia Varsovia at these venues.

Stanisław Moniuszko’s Fairy Tale fantastic overture started off the Festival, with a concert featuring violinist Mariusz Patyra as soloist and led by conductor Sebastian Perłowski. The “Mozart at Dusk” concert featured Polish-Ukranian soprano Olga Pasiecznik and conductor Michał Klauza, with a program of favorite Viennese arias as well as the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and two neo-classical orchestral miniatures composed by Polish composers Stefan Kisielewski and Henryk Czyż. The “Musical Feast!” evening included works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wojciech Kilar, Astor Piazzolla and Stanisław Moniuszko, with Adam Sztaba on the podium. The Father’s Day Finale concert featured the French-Russian father and son team of conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow and pianist Alexandre Kantorow, performing music inspired by Hungarian and Italian folk melodies.

June 16, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Franciszek Wybrańczyk “Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival: Fairy-Tale Opening
Orkiestra Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska St., Warsaw-Praga Płd.
Admission: FREE
Info: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org

June 19, 2018 | 8:30 p.m.
Franciszek Wybrańczyk “Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival: Mozart at Dusk
Kościół OO. Dominikanów, 2 Dominikańska Str, Warsaw-Służew
Admission: FREE
Info: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org

June 21, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
Franciszek Wybrańczyk “Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival: Musical Feast!
Plac Defilad, Warsaw-Śródmieście
Admission: FREE
Info: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org

June 23, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Franciszek Wybrańczyk “Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival: Father’s Day Finale
Orkiestra Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska St., Warsaw-Praga Płd.
Admission: FREE
Info: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org

[Sources: polmic.pl, sinfoniavarsovia.org]